“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” - Audrey Hepburn
For my service project I signed up for the Veterans Village Dinner to make a side dish. When I signed up for the dinner I was super excited to make my favorite, mac and cheese. This service project allowed me to give back to my fellow community. Any chance I get to help others that’s in need I take advantage of it. I know that everyone isn't perfect and with life there come gifts and opportunity. Since God gave me the ability to be in the position that I'm in today I feel like there's no other choice but to give back to others that’s just like myself.
My major is criminal justice, in the future I would like a job in the criminal justice field that help individuals get in a better position than they were yesterday. I believe It's never about your past decisions that you've made. To have a less stressful life you have to keep your focus on the future and how you can make the world a better place. We all have life stories and situations that made us who we are today. Everything happens for a reason, we can let it halt us or we can keep pushing forward and keep having faith in yourself and the people that you love.
Coming to the Veterans Village I had a good feeling. Being around people that's appreciative, good spirited, and kind-hearted was the best part of my night. Although I've never met any of the people there it felt like they were all family. Seeing how they were all well-mannered, nice and they love all the food, drinks and deserts was a mission complete to my heart.
I'm sure ALL of the Veterans Dinners throughout the semester impacted the community and veterans in such a great way. I know that every single one of the men and women at the veteran village appreciate everything that Professor Soldani and her students does for them.
I also want to give thanks to Professor Soldani for her kind heart and service to the community. This was my first service project at TCC and I wouldn’t have wanted to complete this assignment with any other professor. This project helped me realize that giving back is more than it seems when you actually, do it. It only takes one time to make a little difference in our community. This service project should be required in every class because I feel like it will help us learn core values about life. Getting to know others for who they are and accepting that we all deserve happiness and help when needed.
Thank you, veterans, for welcoming me and my fellow classmates into your home and allowing me to give you guys what you deserve, happiness.. A full stomach= happiness A full stomach plus desert and drink= extra happiness. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel". - Maya Angelou I hope that my mac and cheese made you feel like there was GOLD in your tummy. God bless you all, and thank you again.